Book: Gender Trouble, Judith Butler; 1990

Gender Trouble 

Feminism and The Subversion Of Identity

Judith Butler

Contemporary feminist debates over the meanings of gender lead time and again to a certain sense of trouble, as if the indeterminacy of gender might eventually culminate in failure of feminism.Trouble need not carry such a negative valence..  That trouble is inevitable and the task, how best make it, what way to be in it. That masculine subject of desire, trouble became a scandal to sudden intrusion, the unanticapitated agency, of a female “object” who inexplicably returns the glance, reverses the gaze, and contests the place and authority of masculine position.

1990

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